Some Texas counties are demanding tens of thousands of dollars to comply with open-records requests for documents detailing the time and expenses private attorneys have racked up so far representing them in opioid litigation.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Owners of Iowa trucking companies will receive funds from a Louisiana company who charged truckers $99 to update their bi-annual information with the U.S. Department of Transportation, which can be done for free on a federal government website.
DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has submitted a policy paper to the federal government and public health experts recommending new polices on e-cigarettes and a public information campaign that he says will drive the adult smoking rate below 10 percent over the next three years.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – An Iowa farm alleges a biotech company has created a monopolized market of dicamba-tolerant seeds.
Iowa Supreme Court reverses ruling in property owners' case against animal feeding production operators
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a summary judgment in a case filed by property owners against animal feeding production operators they allege have damaged their property and quality of life.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district court ruling that prohibits a group of property owners from suing railways for damages related to a 2008 Iowa flood.
CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an effort to stop the proposed merger of the Tribune Media Company and Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc., which she alleges will limit consumer choice and diversity.
Iowa SC affirms public-duty doctrine bars county from liability in auto accident case; Dissent calls it 'confusing'
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court upheld a district court ruling that the public-duty doctrine barred Humboldt County from liability for the injuries a passenger suffered when a car crashed into a concrete embankment put up by the landowner.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Two Pennsylvania consumers allege a student loan servicer is unlawfully contacting them regarding a family member's loan.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced June 1 that Joshua Joseph Auten, owner of Over the Top Construction, will pay $129,855 and comply with several requirements after allegations of making misrepresentations to consumers in violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced May 31 he has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in condemning federal actions that they say will delay enforcement protections for beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid who receive care in skilled nursing facilities.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Bolingbrook, Illinois company is alleged to have failed to warn nearly 200 employees in advance of a mass layoff.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court stated that the Iowa Civil Rights Act cannot extend extraterritorially on May 18, granting summary judgment to Deere & Co. in a former manager’s lawsuit claiming civil rights violations under the Iowa Civil Rights Act after he was fired.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A footwear company is seeking damages from Adidas over allegations it made "illicit' payments to athletes into wearing or endorsing their products.
Lawsuit: Prominent lawyer Watts bashed class actions to recruit farmers at 40% fee in GMO corn litigation
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Texas plaintiffs lawyer Mikal Watts is being accused by a colleague and farmers of shady behavior and criticizing the class action mechanism in massive litigation over genetically modified corn sold by Syngenta.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Oregon is considering a request by Monsanto to dismiss the State's $100 million PCB lawsuit, saying the State and the private lawyers representing it have failed to make their case.
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) - Freedom of information advocates remain baffled by the decision from a state Supreme Court justice to bar a newspaper from publishing publicly available information.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has put a damages trial on hold in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against accounting firm PwC over 2009 failure of Colonial Bank Group, saying she was behind schedule on determining the threshold question of liability.
The airline, which has come under fire several times this calendar year, has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the company over the loss of a rabbit on a transatlantic flight. The rabbit, named Simon, allegedly died during the trip and was cremated by the airline without the owners' authorization.